Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Willie Nelson Launches Paw Pals’ $40k Fund Raising Drive

to Match the Offer from Cheryl and Sam Wyly

The community of Hill County has been offered a generous gift from Cheryl and Sam Wyly, notable philanthropists from Dallas, who have offered to match up to $40,000 in funds raised by Hill County Paw Pals within this year! The funds will be directed to the building costs of a needed county animal shelter. Willie Nelson, whose roots are in Abbott, has launched Paw Pals’ fund raising campaign. Click here to read Willie's letter

A county animal shelter with a public adoption center will offer humane alternatives for our unwanted companion animal friends. Currently, every animal shelter outside of Hill County has closed its doors to animals from our community because of each county’s own pet overpopulation issues. It is estimated that up to 2,000 dogs (cats are not documented but their numbers are greater) each year are systematically euthanized or unceremoniously abandoned where nearly all die horrific deaths—senseless because nearly all were healthy and adoptable—they were simply not given a chance to life because an adoption center does not exist in Hill County. Without an animal shelter, irresponsible people have resorted to giving their problems to innocent others by “dumping” their pets in rural areas—a cruel and senseless act that is punishable by law. The desperate act of “dumping” only fuels our pet overpopulation issue because of the exponential breeding rates of dogs and cats. Pet overpopulation burdens our community with grave health, economic, legal, and safety liabilities (H.E.L.S.). “Stray” dogs and cats are usually not vaccinated against the rabies virus (the most deadly disease transmitted from animals to humans), they kill or damage livestock, they give the unwelcome impression of a community in economic decline, they increase the potential for lawsuits, and the danger packs of dogs present is a threat to all residents.

An animal shelter will provide the nucleus for a county animal control program—a necessary core service expected by tax paying citizens. So please, when making your tax deductible decisions, please consider donating to Hill County Paw Pals whose goal is to facilitate the installation of a county animal control program. Checks can be sent to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, Texas 76645 or you may use a credit card by visiting their website at www.hcpawpals.org. For more information about Paw Pals, please call (254) 580-0679 or email hcpawpals@yahoo.com. For information about this fundraiser, please call Lana Crow at (254) 582-8902.

To help in this fund raising campaign please download the flyer here and distribute it as you can.